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There are 5 ways to get from Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, drive  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Columbia & Rosemary to Greensboro Depot 4
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  3. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$32 - $48

4 alternative options

Bus, drive via Winston-Salem  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Columbia & Rosemary to Greensboro Depot 4
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  4. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$38 - $54

Drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Drive from Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 297.2 miles

$29 - $45

Fly to Knoxville, drive  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Knoxville (TYS) RDU - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$179 - $335

Fly to Asheville, drive  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Asheville (AVL) RDU - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$212 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 42m.

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The distance between Chapel Hill and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 252 miles. The road distance is 297.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 8h 32m to get from Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 29m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 297 miles. It takes approximately 5h 42m to drive from Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Knoxville Airport.

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There are 2111+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prices start at $135 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 252 miles
  • Duration: 8h 32m

What companies run services between Chapel Hill, NC, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Chapel Hill to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the bus to Greensboro, Nc, take the bus to Asheville, Nc, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Greensboro, Nc, take the bus to Winston Salem, Nc, take the bus to Asheville, Nc, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Bus operators
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Columbia & Rosemary to Greensboro Depot
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$26 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60
Sunway Charters
Phone
+1 704-348-1200
Email
info@sunwaycharters.com
Website
sunwaycharters.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston-Salem
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sunwaycharters.com

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